Macron to win French presidency: projections

Early projections show Emmanuel Macron as the winner of the second round of the French Presidential Elections, with 65.5% of the vote.

Macron, who will now become the youngest French head of state since Napoleon himself, exceeded expectations by polling groups that saw him with 60% of the vote.

Marine Le Pen’s National Front, however, still recorded its best result ever, gathering 34.5% of the vote.

Le Pen called Macron to congratulate him on his victory, as did British Prime Minister Theresa May and French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.

Macron will now have to turn his attention to parliamentary elections, where he will seek a majority for his Onwards! party, something polls say may be in reach.

(Image: Politico)

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